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This Is America, Speak English (Unless You're FOX News)

07/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

For a nation of immigrants, America's fast becoming a country of self-haters.

You see this not only in an anti-immigration law like Arizona's recently-passed SB 1070, but also in the "This is America, speak English" movement that's been rearing its ugly head all over the country lately.

Teabaggers everywhere are saying you better learn it if you want to live here.

Alabama GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim James is saying you better learn it if you want to drive here.

And the Arizona Department of Education is saying you not only better learn it if you want to teach here, but you better speak it without a foreign accent, comprende?

But look. Is it such a terrible idea to get rid of people in this country who can't speak, read, or write in our unofficial official language? I know, I know, it sounds crazy. And racist. And fascist. And, um, racist? But what would you say if I proposed we start here:

Um, spelling much?

[FOX News: Arizona Legislature Passes Bill to Curb 'Chauvanism' (sic) in Ethnic Studies Programs]

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